We are just hours away from tonight's Vice Presidential Debate. For the first time since the matchup against Mitt Romney, President Obama is admitting his performance may have left something to be desired, on account of what people were saying in the last week.
"Gov. Romney had a good night," Obama said in a sit down with ABC News. "I had a bad night."
Those remarks come after a flurry of early defenses from the Obama campaign, everything from being surprised by Romney's dishonesty to blaming pressure from the high altitude in Denver.
In the modern tradition of watching such political events with a few million friends on social media, the inevitable drinking game suggestions come into play. But is there something deeper here in the ability to predict certain lines of argument in these events?
TIME Magazine's Joel Stein may not be an expert in drinking games, but that certainly won't stop him from suggesting some ideas for rules for tonight's highly anticipated vice presidential debate. This morning on "Starting Point," he explained how he would structure a drinking game.
Suggestions from Stein include:
* Every time Joe Biden mentions Amtrak
* Every time Biden refers to himself in the 3rd person
* Every time Biden mentions Medicare
* Any time Rep. Paul Ryan's hair moves
Suggestion from the panel:
* Every time Biden mentions Scranton
* Every time someone says middle class
Have an idea to add? Share your suggestions in the comments below.